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                                Multi-talented Amy Hanaiali‘i adds another Grammy nomination to her resume with her acclaimed current album, “Kalawai‘anui,” a celebration of family and genealogy, which was released May 31.

3 Hawaii artists get Grammy nominations

3 Hawaii artists get Grammy nominations

Things We Love

                                A selection of Day of the Dead items from Ross Dress for Less.
Things We Love: Halloween edition

A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat, written by staffers from the Star-Advertiser. Read more

She Speaks

She Speaks: Hawaii ghost tales, frightful films fuel lifelong love of Halloween

October is my favorite time of the year — not only because I can buy just about anything flavored with pumpkin spice (lattes, malasadas and gelatos) — but also because Halloween is just around the corner. Read more

In the Lineup

In the Lineup: Ownership aside, Tonggs sea wall belongs to surfers

Nowadays, I also get glares from vacation renters in the waterfront houses. ­Every time I walk the wall I miss the warm, neighborly local families who lived here before. Read more

Five-0 Redux

Five-0 Redux: Shifting sands bring change for both McGarrett and Grover in ‘Hawaii Five-0’

One interesting element about “Hawaii Five-0” has to be their ability to divide and conquer. Read more

On the Scene

                                Hawaii’s Honorary Consul of Germany Denis Salle is working to preserve a piece of history.
On the Scene: Hawaii’s Honorary Consul of Germany Denis Salle is working to preserve a piece of history

Denis Salle was born in Hamburg, Germany, but his step-grandfather had family ties to Hawaii, and Salle spent part of his teen years living here. Read more

Garden Party

Hawaii Kai duo grow an oasis that benefits the body and soul

The garden keeps them busy but provides plenty of benefits for this engaging couple. Read more

Hawaii Gardens

                                Thorny dragon fruit plants like to grow up walls or fences.
Hawaii Gardens: Motion lights, thorny shrubs can keep burglars at bay

A few plants come to mind that could quickly become a thorn in an intruder’s side. Read more


K-Drama: Kim Woo-gi takes the stand on ‘Vagabond’

This week’s synopses of Korean dramas televised on KBFD TV. Read more

                                Herman’s Hermits posed with several hula girls when they arrived in the islands on Aug. 16, 1965. Peter Noone is third from right.
Rearview Mirror: Herman’s Hermits musician Peter Noone, Elvis Presley and Elton John left marks in the isles

My crack researcher, Steve Miura, told me about Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, who was performing at the Blue Note last week. Read more


Benefit seeks to help Kauai lifeguards save more lives

Ticket sales for the Ocean Safety Bureau and the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s fifth annual fundraiser on July 27, have been slower than usual. Read more

Show Biz

                                Jade Stice of Kaneohe is directing “Songs for a New World” set to premiere Friday at Paliku Theatre.
Show Biz: Director Jade Stice draws from own life to shape ‘Songs’

Jade Stice, a singer-actress from a Kaneohe family of performers, is directing “Songs for a New World,” premiering Friday at Paliku Theatre. Read more

Wood Craft

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read more

Book Reviews

‘Hawai‘i Movie and Television Book’ chronicles local contributions

A new 2018 edition of the book adds 13 classic films, along with feature films, TV shows and documentaries released since the original version was published in 2015. Read more

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